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Monday, 18 July 2016

The 16th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL) entitled 'Family Law and Family Realities' will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 25 July to 29 July 2017 at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

The Conference will be dedicated to the subject whether existing national family laws adequately reflect the rapidly changing realities of family life. In various parts of the world both academic lawyers and practitioners are no longer content with focusing on family law alone. Concern about the correlation between family law and family realities triggers growing interest in empirical research involving both lawyers and social scientists. Experts in family law, social sciences and empirical research are most welcome to attend the conference and to present a paper. Papers may explore the correlation between family law both on the books and in action with actual family practices and needs of different types of families such as married and unmarried couples with and without children, and blended, extended and same-sex families, They may also consider the needs of various types of family members (e.g. adults, children, elderly persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorities) in different social, cultural and religious settings (e.g. western, non-western, religious, secular, modern and traditional).

The preliminary program, the call for abstracts and the registration form are posted at the conference website.  You can if you wish also register to join the ISFL at